• <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> LÉOPOLD II of Belgium. Autograph letter signed to Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Brusselss, 30th of August 1881. € 500 / 600
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique collection of c. 280 satirical postcards on Léopold II of Belgium.<br>€ 3.000 / 3.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Horae, use of Rouen, c. 1475.<br>€ 22.000 / 30.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> <i>Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue</i> [...]. € 6.000 / 8.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SCUTENAIRE, Louis. <i>Mes inscriptions.</i> 1945-1963. € 1.000 / 1.200
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Études Gèographiques [puzzle].<br>€ 70 / 100
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique series of fifty 19th-c. Persian miniatures. € 1.500 / 2.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SIXTUS IV. <i>De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei,</i> 1474. € 4.500 / 6.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Joan Miró, lithographies. € 200 / 300
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> MERIAN, Anna Maria Sibylla. [Metamorphosis of a brown butterfly]. € 4.000 / 5.000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Huang Qianren. Complete Geographic Map of the Great Qing Dynasty. £50,000 to £80,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Book of Hours of Jean Le Sauvage and Jacqueline de Boulogne. £70,000 to £100,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus,</i> 1584. £80,000 to £120,000

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RBH: 14 Auctions archived, 32 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 10 February 2018; 6 sales denominated euros, 2 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database. Turnover was $1,949,697 as 4,584 lots were offered and 3,863 sold for an 84% success rate.  This was the lull before the storm.  The auction schedule is beginning to fill.

 

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 


Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 165.85% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 125.53% 


11 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 6th: 88.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Audap and Mirabaud Nouveau théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant les tables et descriptions de toutes les régions de la Terre. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $65,413.
  2. Bonhams A group of 35 vintage gelatin silver and platinum contact prints depicting the British Antarctic Expedition, or 'Terra Nova Expedition', led by Robert Falcon Scott, [1910-1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  3. Bonhams A Cavern beneath the Coastal Ice Cliffs, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $33,013.
  4. Bonhams Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870 on February 7th Actual price: USD $31,275.
  5. Audap and Mirabaud Le Cabinet du Roi. Recueil de 139 estampes, toutes gravées vers 1685-1690, sur grand papier vergé filigrané. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $28,903.
  6. Bonhams Lotus floe 'neath the Barrier Brink, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $20,850.
  7. Bonhams An Antarctic Mushroom, [1913] on February 7th Actual price: USD $16,506.
  8. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Collection d‘Imitations de Dessins d‘après les Principaux Maîtres Hollandais et Flamands, on December 8th Actual price: USD $15,808.
  9. Bonhams Album containing 47 photographs of Hawaiian royalty and scenes, [1874-1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $14,769.
  10. Binoche et Giquello BIBLE DU XVe SIÈCLE. BIBLIA LATINA. on January 31st Actual price: USD $13,858.
  11. Audap and Mirabaud Les Douze Tribus d'Israël. Hommage à Israël pour son 25 ème anniversaire. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $13,387.
  12. Audap and Mirabaud Rotoreliefs 1935 - 1959. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $12,930.
  13. Bonhams H.M.S. Terror off a spectacular iceberg, apparently in the Davis Strait, between Canada and Greenland on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,163.
  14. Audap and Mirabaud Phonofilm on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  15. Audap and Mirabaud Aurore ; Crépuscule on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  16. Audap and Mirabaud Champagne Ruinart on February 2nd Actual price: USD $10,649.
  17. Bonhams Dog Team Resting by an Iceberg, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  18. Bonhams HMS Resolution and Discovery at Morea; The Resolution and Discovery off Huaheine each 43.8 x 60.3cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/4in)(image).(2) both unframed on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  19. Binoche et Giquello LES CLAVICULES DE RABI SALOMON, traduites exactement du texte Hébreu en François. on January 31st Actual price: USD $10,236.
  20. Audap and Mirabaud Chocolat idéal on February 2nd Actual price: USD $9,127.
  21. Bonhams GIRAUDIER (BALTASAR) Expedicio?n a Jolo? 1876: bocetos del cronista del Diario de Manila, [?Madrid, J.M. Mateu, 1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,688.
  22. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Mekka. 2 Textbände (ohne den Atlasband). on December 8th Actual price: USD $8,524.
  23. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath and Terry Austin Star Trek: Passage to Moauv #PR-25 Partial Story Original Art Group of 3 (Peter Pan, 1975). on February 4th Actual price: USD $8,365.
  24. Bonhams The Terra Nova at the Ice Foot, Cape Evans, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,340.
  25. Binoche et Giquello LE COMMENTAIRE ROYAL, OU L'HISTOIRE DES YNCAS, ROYS DU PERU. on February 1st Actual price: USD $7,874.





14 total sales reported this week:

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books and Art on December 8th: 44.77%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs, Manuscripts on February 7th: 75.63%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00%
North American Auction Company. Early Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 6th: 88.04%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 2 (chez DeBaecque) on February 1st: 77.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 12th
Skinner. Boston. Robinson Collection Online - bidstart 2/1. 98 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2. 33 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Feb. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2. 27 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 384 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6. 693 lots

Wed. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints. 22 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 181 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 547 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. COLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977. 165 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4. 42 lots

Thu. Feb. 15th
Sothebys. London. Erotic: Passion and Desire. 24 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 321 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Prince - Internet bidstart 2/8. 225 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old Books and 19th Century. 325 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6. 27 lots

Fri. Feb. 16th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Art - Prints. 41 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection. 241 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 5616 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 17th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9. 10 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 37 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction. 31 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21. 348 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Adrian Reland, <i>Imperium Japonicum,</i> first European map to use Sino-Japanese characters, Amsterdam, circa 1740. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John Overton, <i>A New & Most Exact Map of America,</i> hand colored, London, 1671. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America & Quadrupeds of North America,</i> together in 10 matching octavo bindings. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Hemispheriu ab Aequinoctiali Linea,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>Across the Continent,</i> New York, 1868, formerly in the collection of Thomas Winthrop Streeter. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Frederick Sander, <i>Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described,</i> in four volumes, St. Albans, 1888-94. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Color woodblock map of Uraga and Edo Bay showing the course of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron, Japan, circa 1854. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Manuscript report on the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry, with 2 portraits of Perry & Commander H. A. Adams, Japan. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Edward Lear, <i>Castello di Melfi in Basilicata,</i> ink, graphite & watercolor, 1847. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1603. $3,500 to $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Philippe Vandermaelen, North American volume of the first atlas to use lithography, Brussels, 1827. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>A Chart of the Coast,</i> from the <i>Atlantic Neptune,</i> London, 1780. $18,000 to $22,000.